Friday, December 3, 2010

Fill up On Fiber

Stomach always growling no matter when you ate?
Fill up on fiber-rich foods, which keep you full longer. Plus, fiber has no calories.

Adding more fiber to your meal can help curb appetite and make you feel fuller. Unlike other carbohydrates, fiber, because it can’t be digested by the body, has zero calories. It’s easy to get enough fiber in your diet if you eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. By choosing the whole-grain version of your favorite food, like whole-grain couscous, brown rice or whole-wheat pasta, you can fill up faster and get more nutrients to boot. Whole grains not only have their fiber intact, but they also are better sources of essential minerals like selenium, potassium and magnesium.

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